Director of Telecommunications Systems & Networks Lab
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
George K. Karagiannidis is currently a Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Head of Wireless Communications & Information Processing (WCIP) Group. His research interests are in the broad area of Digital Communications Systems and Signal processing, with emphasis on Wireless Communications, Optical Wireless Communications, Wireless Power Transfer and Applications and Communications & Signal Processing for Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Karagiannidis was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters and currently, he serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society. Dr. Karagiannidis is IEEE Fellow and one of the highly-cited authors across all areas of Electrical Engineering, recognized from Clarivate Analytics as Web-of-Science Highly-Cited Researcher in the six consecutive years 2015-2020.
Professor Weihua Zhuang
Tier I Canada Research Chair
University of Waterloo, Canada
Weihua Zhuang has been with the University of Waterloo, Canada, since 1993, where she is a Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication Networks. Dr. Zhuang was a recipient of the 2021 Women's Distinguished
Career Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2021 R.A. Fessenden Award from IEEE Canada, and 2017 Technical Recognition Award in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks from IEEE Communications Society. She was the Editor-in-Chief
of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology from 2007 to 2013, Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair of IEEE VTC 2017/2016 Fall, and Technical Program Symposia Chair of IEEE Globecom 2011. She is an elected member of the Board
of Governors and Vice President for Publications of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Dr. Zhuang is a Fellow of the IEEE, Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Engineering Institute of Canada.
Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Director of the Centre for Advanced Computational Science at the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) UK.
Biography: Prof Peng is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Computational Science at the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) UK. He is coordinating the strategic programme of
“The Future of AI” and developing the AI-2030 interdisciplinary research programme to bring AI research, innovation, education and business closer. His research interest includes AI and Data Science and their applications to
health informatics, the future cities and creative industries. He is also interested in the impacts of AI to economy, society and environment. He is the Chair for the Big Data Task Force (BDTF) of IEEE computational intelligence
society (CIS). He is also a founding member of the Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD) of IEEE Communications. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Big Data, IEEE Access, and an Academic Editor of PeerJ and
PeerJ Computer Science.
DR Dejan Vukobratovic
Full Professor | Department of Power, Electronic and Communication Engineering |
Faculty of Technical Sciences | University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Dejan Vukobratovic received a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2008, where he is now a Full Professor from 2019. During 2009 and 2010, he was Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at
the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He published about 40 journal and 80 conference papers mainly in top-tier IEEE journals and conference venues. He received the best paper award at IEEE MMSP 2010 and his PhD student
received the best student paper award at IEEE SmartGridComm 2017. His research interests are in the broad area of information and coding theory, wireless communications, distributed signal and information processing in Smart
Grids, and massive machine-type communications in mobile cellular networks. He is IEEE Senior Member and served as a TPC Co-Chair at IEEE VTC Spring 2020, and serves as a General Chair of BalkanCom 2021, Symposium Chair at
IEEE SmartGridComm 2021, and will serve as a TPC Co-Chair at IEEE SmartGridComm 2022.
DR Catherine Mulligan
Professor | Instituto Superior Técnico, Director of DCentral Lab
Faculty of Business| University of Imperial College London
complex, multi-national and multi-year interdisciplinary
projects. Unique combination of professional technology, business skills and research capabilities with a
proven track record across real-world delivery of sustainable development, telecommunications, data and IoT,
blockchain and 4G/5G solutions. Author of 7 books on technology, numerous journal articles and business white
papers. Highly skilled in teaching, mentoring as well as developing and driving new strategies for complex
technology landscapes. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Data
Policy Global Futures Council 2020–2021 and participant in Data for Common Purpose Initiative (DCPI). Regular presenter on
emerging technologies in media, press and public speaking engagements including GSMA Mobile World Congress,
ITU, OECD, Chatham House, UK Parliament, BBC TV/Radio and World Service. Highly sought-after technology
advisor for NGOs, governments, start-ups and corporations.